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Madame Tussaud : a life in wax

Author: Kate Berridge
Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Named Person: Marie Tussaud; Marie Tussaud; Marie Tussaud
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Berridge
ISBN: 0002008122 9780002008129 0002006669 9780002006668
OCLC Number: 61427494
Notes: Limited edition of 34 copies.
Description: xii, 352 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: The curious cast of Marie's early life --
Freaks, fakes and frog-eaters: an education in entertainment --
The King and I: modeller and mentor at Versailles --
Courting the crowds at the people's palace --
Marie and the mob --
Model citizens --
The shadow of the guillotine --
Hardship and heartache --
Love and money --
Vide et crede! The Lyceum Theatre, London --
Scotland and Ireland, 1803-1808 --
'Much genteel company' --
Dramas and dangers 1822-1831 --
'An inventive genius': Mrs Jarley, Madame Tussaud and Charles Dickens --
'The leading exhibition in the metropolis' --
Brining the Gods down to earth.
Responsibility: Kate Berridge.

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